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2008-09-27 06:00:21

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Astana, 26 September: The KazTransOil national [petroleum- transportation] company (subsidiary of the Kazakh state oil company KazMunayGaz ) does not abandon its plans to invest in the Batumi port and an oil terminal in Georgia. "An investment programme, which stipulates the further development of capacity and technical re-equipment of these facilities in accordance with the standards of the KazTransOil company, is in...

2008-09-06 21:00:13

TBILISI. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has issued a decree to postpone by-elections to the Georgian parliament and elections to the Supreme Council of Ajaria, which were earlier scheduled for October 4, to November 3. The president made this decision because the martial law that was imposed in Georgia in August and was lifted earlier this week made it impossible for political parties and groups to conduct their election campaigns, the Georgian State Chancellery...

2008-09-04 15:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Astana: 4 September: The political situation in Georgia has not affected transporting Kazakh oil along the route from Baku to Batumi [port in Georgia], the president of the KazMunayGaz national oil and gas company, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, has said. "As for risks of transporting Kazakh oil via the Baku-Batumi route, we would not like to link it now to the events that are taking place against the background of the conflict between...

2008-08-25 09:00:42

By Shaun Walker THE UNITED States military came within 60 miles of the Russian army in Georgia yesterday as an American warship arrived in the Black Sea port of Batumi to deliver humanitarian aid to the embattled Caucasus country. USS McFaul arrived with a cargo of beds, mattresses and other supplies to help the thousands of Georgian refugees displaced from their homes during the past two weeks. It dropped anchor just outside Batumi and its cargo was ferried to the sub-tropical palm-...

2008-08-11 06:00:43

Text of report by privately-owned Kazakhstan Today news agency website Astana, 11 August: Kazakhstan's premier, Karim Masimov, has suggested redirecting the flow of the Kazakh [crude] oil going [to export] via the Georgian sea port of Batumi to domestic consumption. He made this proposal at today's on-phone government meeting, a Kazakhstan Today news agency correspondent reports. "Let us redirect this [oil] flow to domestic use and resolve this issue along with the Energy Ministry,"...

2008-08-09 18:00:18

Tbilisi, 9 August: Flights at Georgia's international airports are taking place as normal, Economic Development Minister Eka Sharashidze has said. She said that no evacuation had taken place at Batumi airport and that at present all flights at Tbilisi and Batumi airports were going ahead without problems. The head of the Ajaria [region where Batumi is located] government, Levan Varshalomidze, said that the situation had indeed been tense at the Batumi airport this evening when a Turkish...

2008-08-09 15:00:29

Text of report by state-funded Georgian Public Television Channel 1 on 9 August We have just been informed by our correspondent in Batumi that evacuation has been declared at the town's airport. Passengers and airport staff are being taken out of the building. The airport's administration has received information about an expected attack by Russian aircraft. Evacuation was declared by the airport administration just as a Boeing jet bound for Istanbul was due to take off. The flight has been...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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